As the wrestling world buzzes with anticipation, WWE has sent shockwaves through the community with the announcement of Jade Cargill's signing, sparking rampant speculation about her inaugural feud within the Stamford-based powerhouse.
Despite making her presence felt across various WWE brands through a series of enigmatic on-screen appearances, fans remain on the edge of their seats, eagerly awaiting Cargill’s in-ring debut. Now, it seems that the WWE may have subtly laid the groundwork for her first major rivalry.
The buzz within the wrestling community suggests a high-stakes confrontation brewing between Cargill, the former TBS Champion, and WWE’s own Becky Lynch. This potential showdown gains traction considering the current landscape of the women’s division, with Rhea Ripley slated to defend her WWE Women's World Championship against a quartet of formidable challengers at Crown Jewel.
Post-PLE, this match is expected to catapult Ripley into a new feud, creating an opening for Cargill. Simultaneously, SmackDown’s Women's Championship scene is engulfed in complexity, further fueled by Bianca Belair’s triumphant return last Friday.
Belair, alongside Charlotte Flair, poses a significant threat to IYO SKY's reign, thus placing champions on both RAW and SmackDown in protracted rivalries. This sets the stage for a Lynch-Cargill clash, a storyline WWE has been subtly hinting at.
During a recent RAW episode, an encounter between Lynch and Cargill ended with Lynch advising Cargill to wait her turn. Moreover, this week’s NXT broadcast witnessed Cargill making a cryptic gesture, pointing to her watch during a Lyra Valkyria segment, further fueling debut speculation.
NXT's Strategic Play
Integrating Jade Cargill into the NXT roster aligns perfectly with WWE's ambition to elevate NXT to the same echelon as RAW and SmackDown, offering the brand a golden opportunity to capture the audience’s attention.
It also aligns strategically as numerous NXT talents have set their sights on Cargill, none more so than Lyra Valkyria. In a candid conversation with Busted Open Radio, Valkyria expressed her eagerness to see Cargill join NXT, even contemplating a future clash should she clinch the championship.
While Valkyria's ambitions speak volumes about her drive and determination, her immediate focus remains on her upcoming NXT Halloween Havoc main event against Becky Lynch for the NXT Women's Championship. As the wrestling world watches with bated breath, the outcome of this match could very well set the stage for Cargill’s much-anticipated debut and the explosive feuds that are sure to follow.